Private equity adapts to Covid-19
The pandemic is creating new investment opportunities even as it slows overall dealmaking
The dealmaking landscape has slowed as business valuations and economic activity remain under pressure due to Covid-19, but certain sectors, such as healthcare, technology and education, are attracting renewed interest from investors, says the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA).
“As much as Covid-19 has had a negative impact on certain aspects of dealmaking, it has also created new opportunities,” said Tanya van Lill, CEO of SAVCA. “The tech space has been a particular beneficiary, especially since a lot of tech players are helping solve the problems created by Covid-19. This is attracting a lot of private equity and venture capital interest to areas such as Fintech, Agritech and digital infrastructure.”..